I love decorating lifestyle magazines. One of my regular reads is New Hampshire Home magazine, which features work by New Hampshire-only architects, interior designers, landscape architects, garden designers, artists and craftsmen.
I also love seeing anything “Waterville Valley” in the news. So, I was excited to find a story in the current issue of New Hampshire Home magazine featuring a house right here in Waterville Valley.
In “A Great Room for Relaxation,” Larissa Mulkern writes, “An addition to a couple’s Waterville Valley retreat has superpowers.
“With its sunken hot tub, floor-to-ceiling windows, fieldstone gas fireplace and space to de-stress, the room has the power to soothe body and soul-and make jaws drop in awe.
“When the homeowners, who live in Massachusetts, built the four-season vacation home in 2000, they envisioned longer-term plans for the backyard space that overlooks the Mad River. A hot tub was on the wish list, but they felt it would be most practical to enclose the tub area in a four-season room that would connect to the existing family room and open to a new patio.
“‘We wanted the sense of being outdoors but also being enclosed,’ they say. ‘We use the house on most weekends in the winter and we didn’t want to spend our spare time shoveling snow to access and use the tub.'”
Beautiful photographs by John Hession compliment the story.